It has been a few days since I have posted about my Zero carb experience. Things have been going well. I did plateau for over a week in weigh loss, but as of today, I am down another three pounds. I have gotten back in the routine of going to the gym again. When I a traveling, I find it difficult to maintain that routine, even of there are opportunities close to where I am. I have really been enjoying lots of different recipes that are totally no carb. I have put some pictures below. I feel great! My blood pressure is down and I do have plenty of energy. I have been really good at getting to bed by 10:00 pm and am usually asleep by 11 at the latest. I notice that I have been sleeping really deep and usually don't get up in the middle of the night to pee even though I am drinking a lot of water and tea.
I do really like how my clothes are fitting. Not so tight around the waist. Happy happy.
Below are some of the meat dishes I have been enjoying. YUM! I especially like the Texas Sushi. Sausage wrapped in hamburger wrapped in bacon then grilled. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Creating Your Perfect Life
Identify Your Perfect Life in Great Detail
Step #1: Identify your perfect life in great detail.
Step #2: Write down the list of things that your perfect life would comprise of.
(For example, no more commuting to work, no boss, no employees, only working
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., sleeping until noon every day, living in a five-bedroom
house with deluxe décor, owning a huge home-office complete with a private
beach, shopping with your wife at a high-end mall twice a week, donating $10,000
a month to the Children’s Society, earning a monthly income of $100,000 after
taxes, driving a brand-new BMW 7 series, and so on.)
Step #3: Picture what each item would look like if you were an outside observer,
watching yourself living or performing the items on your perfect-lifestyle list.
See and envision each thing in great detail as if you were in a movie and others
were watching that movie of you.
Step #4: Constantly see the movie of your perfect life in your mind’s eye or in,
the Theatre Of Your Mind over and over again.
It’s actually daydreaming with a specific purpose.
"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye
shall have them. MARK 11:24. Reread this passage and pay close attention to
the difference in tenses. The verbs believe and receive are in the present, but
the verb shall have is in the future. The inspired writer is telling us something
of the greatest importance by this seemingly minor difference in the grammar
of the sentence. If we believe and accept as true the fact that our desire has already been accomplished and fulfilled, that it is already completed, then its realization will follow as a thing in the future. The success of this technique relies on the confident conviction that the thought, the idea, the picture is already fact in mind. In order for anything to have substance in the realm of mind, it must be thought of as actually existing."
Take a moment after reading this to simply day dream….with purpose.
(adopted from my friend Joseph Murphy; The Power of your subconscious mind)
Playing the mental game of manifesting your desires
“The waste-not/want-not factor states that manifestation will only occur if there
is a need for it! When there is a need for something, balance occurs in the manifestation process! The problem begins when you wish to manifest something that you want but you do not now need. Your request is unbalanced. It is with these unbalanced creations that you must play a mental game with yourself. This mental game is nothing you haven’t already used in the past to manifest other wants in your life. It’s only that you’ve been unaware of the process. For instance, We tell our clients that if they wanted new furniture (a couch, maybe); The fastest way to get a new couch is to get rid of the old couch. This creates an instant Need vs. Wants balance.
However, this concept is not always practical. We don’t want to give up our old car until we have a new car to replace it, so the process of Need vs. Want can take a little longer to balance out and allow manifestation of the new car. In these cases, we have to play a little trick on our minds. We have to reprogram our
Here’s how the game works! Mentally you must create a positive need for that
object. Using an example of a new car to replace your old one, you should
imagine the things you would do with your new car that you could not or would
not do with your old car. For instance, the pleasure you feel as you drive in a
car that is quiet and has great handling ability. The security you would have of it
not breaking down. If your desire was materializing money, you could imagine what you would do if you had that money. For instance, you would take your friend out to a fine restaurant, or you could buy yourself a new set of clothes or even help a local organization.
The idea is to fill up a mental checklist with enough good reasons that will
balance the Creation Mechanism’s waste-not want-not factor. In this way, you
will create a positive need for the desired object and avoid creating a negative
need, by materializing a lack of something already existing in your life.
Now, keep in mind that it may take more than one or two reasons on that checklist to balance the manifestation of your desired object. If you really want this
object, you should make sure you have a heap of reasons on that list! It may
even help to construct a list and hang it up where you can see it everyday as a mental reminder.”
As a Hypnotherapist and Mind Coach one of our main focuses on
clients is of course their habits. The things they do every day or in every
situation that no longer suits their needs. These “habits” are usually the
thinking and actions that are keeping them stuck. A quick search on Google will
reveal dozens of articles from all the top business magazines about the 7, 8 10
even 12 habits of successful people. I found this fun and interesting.
Successful people have as many different habits as there are successful people.
My advice would be to take out a piece of paper, a new one every day. Start in
the morning and write down exactly what it is you are doing. Pay conscious
attention to what you do and how much time you spend doing it. Also, write down
the negative thoughts about yourself and your life that you hear in your head
all day long. Do this for exactly 7 days; Monday-Sunday. Be diligent, be honest
and at the end of the 7 days take all those papers and look at what you do.
Look at what you are thinking. Then you will be able to clearly see what
“habits” you have created in your life.
After reading and seeing what you have created, you will be able to
make a better conscious decision on what is holding you back. You see,
everything you are doing now, if gone unchanged consciously is exactly what you
will be doing 6 months from now. The subconscious mind only understands 2
things. Pain and Pleasure. In a nutshell, Pleasure is what the subconscious
mind knows and pain comes from what it doesn’t know. So the subconscious mind
will plan out into the future so that it knows what to expect and creates that
future based on the thoughts and actions you take today and every day. While
this is a very light explanation, I am confident that it will make some of you
go Ah Ha! If you want changes in your future, you must make those changes
today. You may feel pain, your brain may hurt, you may be uncomfortable, but
over time, your changes will be your new habits. If you are in the habit of
saying “I can’t afford that” or “It’s too expensive”. If you are in the habit
of turning down opportunities when they present themselves or never taking
action steps to make your life happier, then you can look into the future and
see that these will not change. Your daily habits help dictate your future.
Choose the best ones.
It has been a few days since I updated this blog. It is because I was traveling last Thursday and I started a three day Training seminar that went from 9A-9:45P all three days. Whew! It was and intense weekend trying to go to the seminar, take care of stuff at home and still get to bed by 10 PM. However, I managed it. I was not eating well over the weekend. Not that I began eating carbs or sugar, I just wasn't eating and certainly not on the somewhat regular schedule I had been. That resulted in me plateauing for the past four days. Now that a new week has started, I am hoping that the weight will start coming off again. I have to admit, I had my first cravings for chocolate a couple of nights ago. I did not partake, but the urge was strong. I noticed that it was triggered at about 11 at night while I was laying in bed still awake. I am thinking that going to bed early will save me from a lot of late night snacking and in turn reduce that amount of food intake I have each day.
Today, I did forget to eat breakfast as I really wasn't hungry and my Granddaughter who is almost 5 was very needy for my attention. I made some wings with Frank's Buffalo sauce around 3 O'clock and then I am having pulled pork for dinner a little later. That will be the extend of food intake for today before I make sure I am in bed by 10.
Today was a great day! I slept hard all night. I weighed in and lost another half pound putting me at 248.5. for breakfast I had 2 scrabbled eggs over left over pot roast which was both filling and yummy. I had plenty of energy working with several clients. For lunch, there was some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I broke it into small chunks and mixed in some organic mayonnaise and some spices. I went back to work and noticed after my last client at 7:30 PM I really wasn't hungry. I decided to eat about 4 oz of Ribeye for dinner. Again, today I avoided all sugar, processed foods and carbs. I do notice that I drink a lot more water and decafe tea than I usually do.
All in all. I am happy, feel great and full of energy. Oh, forgot to add that I do put a couple of drops for Stevia in my iced tea. I have no cravings for sweet stuff, but it dose create a nice change in flavor.
Have a great successful day!!
One week ago today was sitting in the living room. The television was off and was contemplating how could feel the "second chin" when woke up that morning. I was also, thinking about all the clothes that no longer fit me and how was generally feeling slow, tired even awkward n my body. I looked down at my chest and belly and noted that I could not see my hips but could see about mid thigh as my belly was in the way. I wore the same two pairs of pants day after day because refused to go buy new ones that fit. I did not want to admit that had gained so much weight and then give in by buying clothes to compensate. I had several shirts that really liked but three of them were clearly too tight to wear and the others were very baggie. I love clothes..great clothes. I love high quality shirts and great fitting jeans and slacks. I am not a big fan of ties but I love wearing a nice blazer and even, occasionally a suit. But alas, nothing I currently had fit. Some people would laugh out loud like the time I was on my way home from work as a police officer, still in uniform and I rear ended a car n bumper to bumper traffic. I am a hypnotherapist. How could I have not used my own skills to keep my weight in check. After all, charge people money who come to me for weight loss.
I can come up with a hundred excuses...and the fact is, I didn't care about my weight enough to do anything about it. I work long hours seated at my desk, helping people who have a large variety of challenges, I study new techniques and read about new studies constantly. I am also active. I go the gym at least three times a week, I walk and sometime go on hikes. I work hard on the property in between clients and I thought I was eating right. My father and younger brother have gotten bigger and bigger over the years, so I thought to myself that I must also be fighting genetics.
I craved Chocolate every evening, I craved Sweet all the time, as well as salt. So, I would eat healthy meals then in between, I would seek out candy, chocolate, and "crunchy/salty" snacks.
Over the years, I have done so many things to lose weight...from exercise regimes every day to fad diets, cleanses and juices fasts. Nothing really worked and there I was sitting on the sofa weighing in at 259.9 lbs.
I felt sad thinking about it. I felt angry at myself. I felt that I didn't have control and perhaps my will power was not as strong as I thought it had been all these years.
Then I looked around the room, my eyes moving from one hypnosis book to another that I had been studying. And I thought to myself...Being overweight is a epidemic in this Country...and not only here but is starting to become pretty bad in many other countries as well. So I got up, went to the laptop and began doing some research. I researched for hours. I was reminded about how bad sugar in for our bodies, how high fructose corn syrup seems to be in everything and even vegetables have carbs and fruits have a lot of sugar. I also learned about how much the adrenals impact body weight, blood sugar levels (mine are pre diabetic), blood pressure (mine is always high), cravings etc. I found this doctor who explains it very well.
I found out that my adrenals were totally stressed and that was causing them to dump cortisol into my system creating belly fat. The stress came from my jobs, relationships, environment, thoughts and of course the way was eating.
So that day, I decided that I was going to remove all sugar, processed foods and yes, even carbs from my diet. I thought I would try this for one week to see how I felt, how my body responded and if in fact this was just too extreme for me. I also created a personalized hypnosis script for myself, which I recorded. It addressed no only motivation to loss weight, it also included anti cravings language and especially addressed my endocrine system to relax my Adrenals and insist that they stop producing cortisol and hormones when they are not necessary.
Here we are one week later...exactly seven days and I have been perfect on my eating. I have also been going to bed at 10:00 PM every night where in the past I was a total night owl. Today, I feel really great. I have not had a single craving all week, I have been zero carb and zero sugar and I have lost exactly 10 lbs!!
I will do a daily update not only to share with you my progress, medical updates the like but also, to keep me honest and on track to my personal goal. My first goal weight is 230 lbs. Lets see how long it will take to get there. Feel free to join me in this journey, Share what you are doing toward your success. Please, if you have any negative comments, feel free to keep them to yourself, because, frankly I don't care. This is about happy, positive physical and mental transformation for myself as well as using what I know, Hypnosis, to create new habits and behaviors in myself as well as others.
Oh! As for the title....I intend to go Zero sugar and carbs for at least 100 days!
Ron RB Lake, CHt.
Hey Guys! I am taking advantage of the opportunity to provide current, relevant information to help empower you to live a life you love. My main focus will most often be about the world of hypnotherapy as I am reading, studying and learning constantly. However, I will be including fun and interesting tips on a variety of other things that will help you in your life.